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Nov 8, 2012 7:00am EST
compromise. already you've seen the president reach out to the other side. john boehner making comments that they also want to work together. but, again, this is the choice that we have been talking about over the last several months. spending cuts, tax increases. >> we should mention that we're also more renewed fears in europe, the greek debt crisis rearing its ugly head. >> absolutely. it's clear that greece cannot pay its bills. now we're thinking, okay, this is another pressure for the u.s. economy. so we're all waiting on some kind of compromise out of washington as well as some stability in europe. but for sure, we'll probably see some volatility going forward. doesn't really mean much, though, long-term. >> i was going to say, let's get some perspective. there was a huge drop after the president's election four years ago. but over the last four years, wall street has been up. >> that's right. over the long-term, you have to look at fundamentals. and the corporate sector right now is very strong. a lot of cash on the balance sheets, longer term earnings should be okay. but over t
NBC
Nov 9, 2012 7:00am EST
john boehner. >> all right. chuck todd at the white house this morning, thanks. john meacham is a pulitzer prize winning historian and author of the new book "thomas jefferson the art of power." good morning. >> thank you, sir. >> tell me about what's going on in washington right now. everyone is saying the right things. president obama said a couple days ago i'm looking forward to reaching out and working with leaders in both parties to meet our challenges. john boehner said we are ready to be led. is this just honeymoon talk or do the american people have reason to believe things might be different in a second term? >> a lot of it's honeymoon talk. this is the natural result. the president wants to appear magnanimous in victory. the speaker, whose party just lost, wants to be clear that practically he understands that the country voted for an incumbent president as opposed to the nominee of his party, so it behooves him at this point to make the right noises. but it's still friday. sometimes bipartisanship in washington is a little like what mark twain said about tom sawyer and
NBC
Nov 8, 2012 9:00am EST
stalling the economic recovery. house speaker john boehner said wednesday that republicans would be willing to consider hiking tax revenues under the right circumstances along with a package of spending cuts. concerns about the looming fiscal crisis and europe's financial problems led to a 312-point plunge on wednesday on wall street. >>> wounded congresswoman gabrielle giffords is set to come face-to-face with her shooter today. the massacre in 2011, pleaded guilty to killing six people and wounding 13 others, including giffords. this will be giffords' first appearance in court for this case. and her husband mark kelly will be at her side. federal prosecutors say he will be sentenced to life in prison without parole. >>> a pair of burglaries at nancy pelosi's california home on the eve of election and again on election day. this morning, detectives are looking to see what was stolen and arrested a local napa man in the case. police say 21-year-old kevin michael hagan admitted to burglarizing the residence twice saying he wasn't aware it belonged to pelosi until the second time. >>>
NBC
Nov 10, 2012 5:00am PST
obama and house speaker john boehner appear to be drawing lines in the sand over that looming fiscal cliff. big tax hikes and spending cuts that could take effect at the end of the year. if washington can't find a compromise. that could have a big impact on your bottom line. we'll get you more on that in just a moment. >> also it sounds a bit crazy but apparently it's real. you'll meet some people who are addicted to the internet. >> plus with prices skyrocketing at the supermarket, as i'm sure you've noticed, every penny counts. we have some tips on stretching your dollars by making your everyday groceries last just a little bit longer. and speaking of money, some high profile women including the duchess of cambridge and first lady michelle obama, making it fashionable to recycle outfits. we'll tell you about the message it's sending to the rest of the world. >> i'll fess up, i wore this suit six weeks ago. all right we've dealt with it. and we'll introduce you to a true wonder dog. a poodle mix who was rescued from a trash heap, blind, and ver sick, thanks to some loving rescuers n
NBC
Nov 10, 2012 7:00am EST
national security. >> that's not the only big story. president obama and house speaker john boehner appear to be drawing lines in the sand on that looming fiscal cliff. big tax hikes and spending cuts that could take effect at the end of the year if they can't find a compromise. >>> also, it sounds crazy, but apparently it's real. you'll meet some people who are addicted to the internet. >>> and with prices skyrocketing at the super market, we have tips on stretching your dollar and making your groceries last longer. >>> and speaking of money, famous women making it fashionable to recycle outfits. >>> i wore this suit six weeks ago, okay? >> and a poodle mix that was rescued from a trash heat and who is blind. i watched this piece earlier today, it brings tears to your eyes. >>> we begin this morning with the scandal that cost cia director david petraeus his job. good morning to you erica, this stunning news comes on the heels of the president's triumphant reelection. he lead combat forces in iraq and afghanistan and was considered one of the top leaders of his generation. sources say his
NBC
Nov 9, 2012 9:00am EST
over and over again like john boehner, the house speaker, you know, then -- i'm a cryer myself. >> so am i. >> i cry at work at least once a week. >> we like to put in the girl movies and just cry. >> i enjoy a good cry. >> he can embrace it too. he makes fun of it. >> it was refreshing. >> nice to shed a tear from time to time. some people might shed a tear about take two. black friday creep. walmart and some of the nation's largest retailers starting black friday at 8:00 p.m. on thursday aka thanksgiving day. >> yeah. >> sears says it will do the same thing. this trend is called black friday creep and stores say earlier store openings are coming from customers. that is their feedback. they want to go out and shop earlier, get to bed earlier. >> get away from the family earlier. >> i don't know what it is. >> the women want to get away from the football watching. >> some people think come on. it is the one day of the year stores are closed and they can hang out with their family. look what happens when you wait until morning. >> shoppers have a choice. i feel bad for the workers. the
NBC
Nov 9, 2012 4:00am EST
reach a deal avoiding the so-called fiscal cliff. last night house speaker john boehner said he's optimistic about an agreement telling abc's diane sawer he's the most reasonable responsible person in washington but he's also not backing off his stand on tax hikes. >> raising taxes on small business people is the wrong prescription given where our economy is. >> is it on the table to talk about. >> i made clear yesterday that raising tax rates is unacceptable. frankly, it couldn't even pass the house. >> at issue here, a perfect economic storm that could have serious consequences. nbc's andrea mitchell breaks it down for you. >> reporter: the campaign was tough. victory was sweet. now comes the hard part. >> on january 21st, 2013, there's going to be a massive fiscal cliff. >> reporter: so what exactly is the fiscal cliff? it's a nightmare combination of tax heights and spending cuts that congress agreed to to force themselves into a compromise but so far they haven't agreed on anything so barring a last-minute fix at the stroke of midnight on new year's eve the tax cuts expire, a
NBC
Nov 12, 2012 4:00am PST
of whom live in hollywood? >> reporter: republican leader john boehner said when he was talking about being open to new revenue, he was not talking about new tax increases. the president sits down with democrats and republican leaders here on capitol hill on friday. back to you. >> tracie potts in washington. thank you. >>> two weeks after the destruction from hurricane sandy, victims are still trying to put their lives back together. more than 100,000 homes and businesses in new york and new jersey are without electricity as they struggle to rebuild. a 77-year-old man has died from injuries from a fall brunging the city's death toll to 43. homeland security secretary janet nah pop politan know has reaffirmed her commitment to be with those for the duration. now for a look at the weather here is nbc meteorologist bill karins with the weather channel forecast. give me good news. >> that's depends where you are in the west. >> i want sunshine. >> go south. the northwest isn't pretty. rain and snow in many areas of washington state and oregon state. look at the radar. the green sho
NBC
Nov 9, 2012 5:00am EST
, democrats say, to raising taxes, especially on the wealthy. now, house speaker john boehner sort of opened the door to new revenue. conservatives say he wasn't talking about raising taxes. he wasn't talking about growing the economy. so as people earn more, we end up getting more tax revenue from those larger earnings. all of this may not calm wall street because whatever they do between now and the end of the year may be temporary if they continue to work out the big picture. what we do know, the congressional budget office says, if congress does nothing, we could be looking at 9% unemployment next year. >> tracie potts live on capitol hill. tracie, thank you. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton has said she does not plan to stay with the obama administration for his second term. that has sparked a lot of questions about who the president would choose to fill that spot. it appears u.n. ambassador susan rice is emerging as a leading candidate. according to bloomberg news, several white house officials say rice is close to the president and has a similar foreign policy philosophy as the
NBC
Nov 8, 2012 6:00am EST
approaching this morning. john boehner says he and republicans are willing to work with president obama and democrats to reach a deal to avoid sweeping cuts and tack hikes. boehner warns that a deal won't come easily. >> we won't solve the problem of our fiscal imbalance overnight and certainly won't do it in a lame-duck session of congress and it won't be solved by taking a plunge off the fiscal cliff. what we can do is avert the cliff in a manner that serves as a down payment on and a catalyst for major solutions enacted in 2013 to begin to solve the problem. >> speaker boehner says the deal could include new tax revenue to help reduce the national debt. >>> new this morning, we've learned president obama will be making a ground breaking trip in two weeks. an official from the southeast asian country of myanmar says the president will visit on either november 18th or 19th. it will be the first ever visit to that country by a u.s. president. the obama administration is trying to encourage democracy in that country. the president is already scheduled to visit nearby thailand and cambodi
NBC
Nov 11, 2012 6:00am EST
able to drive a hard bargain on taxes that wealthier americans should pay more. john boehner is signaling some room for compromise, but it may be tough over tax rates. the negotiations are going to start and they've got to be intense now if they're going to do something to head off this train wreck that's coming. >> looking back at the election, what can republicans take away from obama's re-election? >> that if they're going to win the white house again, they have to be a bigger party than they are. they are primarily a party of white men. they have lost ground with the changing demographics of the country. the president expanded the coalition of younger people, women, minorities, latinos, republicans have been left behind in that area. and they're going to have to figure out where they go from here if they're really going to expand as a party. >> and on the flip side of things, i know we're only -- we're not even a week away from when the election happened, but are we able to pinpoint how president obama won? >> yeah. he won by expanding his coalition of young people, of minor
NBC
Nov 12, 2012 4:30am EST
john boehner would raise revenues by closing loopholes in the tax code. >> raising tax rates will slow down our ability to create the jobs that everyone says they want. >> failure to agree by the end of the year would trig aerocombination of deep spending cuts and expiring tax cuts. that could mean an estimated $2,000 more in taxes next year for the typical household. the jobless rate soaring to 9.1% by the end of year and possibly another recession. boehner and the president were close to a deal last year. the so called grand bargain, $4 trillion in debt reduction including politically sensitive changes to social security and medicare. many think that blueprint still works. >> and the real problem is uncontrolled entitlement spending and the government that has grown massively, not just under this administration, under republican administration. >> reporter: experts warn of serious damage to the economy if the standoff drags on. >> if three or four weeks from now they're making no progress at all, you're going to see the anxiety and the nervousness growing both in the markets and
NBC
Nov 8, 2012 5:00am EST
a spending plan. house speaker john boehner says he is willing to work with president obama to reach a deal. boehner says this week's election is proof the american people want republicans and democrats to work together for a solution to a crisis that could plunge the country back into a recession. >> the american people have spoken. they've re-elected president obama and they have again re-elected a republican majority in the house of representatives. if there's a mandate in yesterday's results, it's a mandate for us to find a way to work together on the solutions to the challenges that we all face as a nation. >> boehner says the deal could include new tax revenue to help reduce the national debt. >>> don't be surprised if you've lost a few friends on facebook if you've shared your thoughts on the election on the social networking site. the election is sparking a facebook feud. those posts often offended people with different political believes. some took the dramatic step of unfriending the ranters, and for those not ready to end the friendship over politics, there's always the op
CSPAN
Nov 9, 2012 10:30pm EST
the fiscal cliff. -- and john boehner talked about the fiscal flat. president obama will be at the riesling say -- wreath laying ceremony 11 am eastern on c- span. >> 2013 should be the year we begin to solve our debt through tax and form an entitlement reform. i propose we avert the fiscal cliff together in a manner that ensures the 2013 is the year are government comes to grips with the major problems facing us. >> i am open to compromise. i am open to new ideas. i am committed to solving our fiscal challenges. but, i did used to expect -- except in the approach that is not balanced. i will not ask students and seniors and middle-class families to pay down the entire deficit while people like me making over $250,000 aren't asked to pay a dime more in taxes kerry >> the newly elected congress starts work and to january but the current congress has work to do at the end of the year. work is expected on the impending fiscal cliff, x -- including the expiration of the bush eric tax cuts, raising the debt ceiling implant gus to domestic and military spending. loorow all the florida th
CSPAN
Nov 9, 2012 8:00pm EST
. [applause] thank you, guys. >> prior to the president's remarks, house speaker john boehner said a report by the congressional budget office proved that ending the bush era tax cuts would hurt the economy. in his second news conference, speaker boehner said he hoped that 2013 would be the year for tax code an entitlement reforms. his remarks are about 10 minutes. >> about 24 hours after spoke to the congressional budget office, i explained there were terrible consequences of the fiscal cliff that would come from increasing tax rates. according to ernst and young, raising the top rates would destroy nearly 700,000 jobs in our country. the members of our majority understand how important it is to avert the fiscal cliff. that is why the house took action earlier this year, to replace the sequester with other types of cuts, and is also why of the summer we passed a bill to extend all of the current tax rates. for one year so we had time to overhaul our tax code. and that is why i outlined the responsible path forward, where we can replace the spending cuts and extend the current rates, paving
NBC
Nov 8, 2012 5:00am PST
, speaker of the house john boehner has relaxed his opposition to new tax hikes to solve the budget crisis. it was a sign after the election that republicans are ready to start negotiations. it's a good sign as fears of the cliff sent the markets into their worst fall so far this year on wednesday. let's turn to jackie deangeles who's live at cnbc headquarters. good morning, jackie. >> reporter: good morning to you, scott. well, the good side and the bright side of the news is that the u.s. stock futures are trending higher at the moment. as you said after a very sharp sell-off yesterday following president obama's re-election. the overseas markets saw a mixed bag. shares in asia tumbled overnight over fears of the looming u.s. fiscal cliff while the european markets are holding on to small gains. the dow had its worst day in a year closing below 13,000 for the first time since august 3rd to 12, 932. the s&p 500 down 33 points to 1394 and the nasdaq falling 74 points to 2937. marketwatchers no doubt looking for some signs of relief today as the s&p and the nasdaq also under key leve
NBC
Nov 9, 2012 6:00am EST
social security and medicare. republicans may have to raise taxes on the wealthy. john boehner signaled his party is open to new revenue. >> do not raise taxes. the government will get more revenue. >> john boehner also speaks today. >> we have to watch if the speaker and president are on different planets. >> it will still create a level of uncertainty going forward until everything is determined by a new congress. >> unemployment could hit nine per 1% next year -- unemployment could hit 9.1% next year. we could be looking at 3% growth next year. tracie potts, wbal-tv 11 news. >> now insta-weather plus and traffic pulse 11 together. >> good morning. sarah caldwell checking on your morning commute. let's bring you up to date on the problems we are tracking. we have an accident in jessup on washington boulevard. some debris on northbound 95 in howard county. it of an accident on route 24 -- word of an accident on route 24. we have a downed tree in the belcamp area. continued closures on charles because of water main repair. star adding to pick up on the outer loop -- starting to pick up
CSPAN
Nov 8, 2012 6:00am EST
leverage, and john boehner said earlier this week that he sees no need to raise taxes on upper income households, and that would be bad for small businesses and show no indication of a willingness to compromise. will he need to compromise ultimately on that issue? >> well, first of all, if you think that was said prior to yesterday i think we should start with a big discount rate that anybody at any level, and most americans have discounted them totally. and that's what politicians must worry about, is massive discounting that's going on in this country of washington elected leadership and the need for people to restore themselves but and also i believe, after an election we will see an upsurge in intelligence in washington. lots of intelligent people in congress but whether they collectively pay that way is not obvious. [inaudible] >> pardon me? >> short-lived. >> exactly but i think the important thing here is that, this is a more positive because i don't doubt the hurdles that are just been discussed and i doubt this will certainly be a deal, grand bargain in the lame-duck, but i t
CSPAN
Nov 13, 2012 11:00pm EST
we need to deal with the longer-term issue next year. the groundwork is laid. president, john boehner, harry reid, and senator mcconnell -- you can't do in three and half weeks a half weeks what needs to be done. the next year is that moment of opportunity. and i think the work is being done and i think this will help get a result. >> when he does come back and say, i was disappointed when the president come after simpson-bowles, didn't really embrace it and i don't know that we would've adopted it, but it would have been the least possible. it is because the president has been reelected after a very tough campaign. the republicans have been upset by the results of the campaign and you have the raw personal material for this to work out to everyone's benefit. he is very much smart and very effective. >> inner has to get the votes. he calls for both it only gets a vote on his conference committee has problems of his own. .. >> maybe the world economy would collapse if we didn't deal with it, it was taken tonight house of representatives r and it was defeated, and they timely got it passed aft
NBC
Nov 8, 2012 6:00am EST
increases will kick in. john boehner echoed the president's remarks about bipartisan cooperation. >> we stand ready to work with you to do what is best for our country. that is what i told the president earlier today. >> closing special interests loopholes and cuts to entitlement programs. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. do you think a new spirit of bipartisanship corporation will allow congress to avoid the fiscal cliff? you can share your response at wbaltv.com and on our facebook page, or send us an e-mail to watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> despite the long voting lines, fewer marylanders voted this year compared to four years ago. if the unofficial member holds, the 2012 presidential election will have the lowest voter turnout in maryland of any presidential election since 1984 . >> maryland casinos took in just under $40 million. this came at the expense of the other casinos. down near 40% in the past year and ocean downs is down nearly 8%. >> 6:09. >> the device the post office has for you, coming up -- the advice the post office has for you, coming up. >
CSPAN
Nov 13, 2012 6:00am EST
house republicans. at the top there will not be much of a change. john boehner will be the speaker of the house, you know, unless something unforeseen happens in the next few weeks. he will be, he will keep the reign. the republicans gained, you know, a few seats, but that's not really going to effect his shot. he ran unopposed in ohio for his own race, and the defining conflict of the republican conference in the 112th congress, this sort of conflict between eric cantor, the majority leader, and john boehner, the speaker, is really behind them at least, you know, from everything that we have seen. the -- so that is remarkably stable, the first three positions. john boehner will be, you know, the next speaker, eric cantor will be the majority leader, and kevin mccarthy will be the majority whip. where it starts to get interesting is for the conference chairman position. this is currently held by jeb hensarling who is making a bid to be the financial services chairman. hensarling has been a sort of rising star for a while within republican ranks. he was a republican study committee cha
CSPAN
Nov 13, 2012 1:00am EST
to look at what prominent republicans have been saying about this since the election. john boehner said, a couple of days after the election, that it was time to work on this reform. this got his caucus irritated. host: let's show the folks some of what he said in that statement. [video clip] >> i am not talking about a seven page bill. i am talking about a comprehensive approach to fixing the borders and a broken immigration system. again, on an issue this big, the president has to leave. i think members on both sides of the aisle want to resolve this issue. host: you said that his caucus was surprised by this statement? guest: from louisiana they put out a statement saying that he was upset about many of the things that boehner said, not just immigration, but conversations on the debt in the next couple of weeks. this problem has been in the house since long before the tea party showed up. the rank-and-file get a little bit nervous, understandably. i think that some of them could possibly lose elections, if they are forced to vote on something as controversial as a path to citizenship
CSPAN
Nov 9, 2012 6:00am EST
election. so i think john boehner has some basis for saying that as the president has demanded, so do house republicans. popular vote for house republicans will probably come out something like 50-48, by which obama beat romney. that hasn't been fully tabulated yet. back about 20 years ago, circa 1990, political scientists and pundits said republicans have a lock on the presidency and democrats had a lock on the house. they had all sorts of good reasons why this was so. the democrats picked the lock on the presidency in 1992, republicans broke the lock on the house in 1994. starting with this election, democrats have won four of the six presidential elections and won a plurality of popular vote in another. republicans have won majority in six out of eight elections for the house representatives. so, this is, no, eight out of 10. in the house of representatives. looking back from 2014 them back 20 years to 1994, we will have had during that period or 10 years a democratic president and republican house. two things that people in 1990 said could never happen. so it's something like the
NBC
Nov 9, 2012 6:00am PST
hikes. >> we'll hear from republican speaker of the house john boehner. what do you expect out of him? >> reporter: you know, he opened the door and said we are interested in talking about new revenue and then had to go back and clarify himself and he will likely do that again today. he did that in an interview but probably will do it in a wider form to say we are not for new taxes. if that's the way president obama and the democrats want to bring more money into this government, we're not going to go for it. >> one last question for you. we talked about this causing a recession. this thelma and louise impact. there could be real impact on the unemployment and economy. >> reporter: if congress does nothing and lets those tax increases happen and don't forget the 2% payroll tax break we ought got this year too, if they let both happen at the beginning of the year plus the massive budget cuts in the government we haven't even talked about that and the effect on the military, if all of that goes into effect, no unemployment benefits extended for people, they think that we could be lookin
NBC
Nov 8, 2012 6:00am PST
unsuccessful at previous attempts. >>> other news, speaker of the house john boehner has relaxed his opposition to tax reform to solve the budget crisis and avoid the fiscal cliff. while he offered no specifics, it was a sign after the election that republicans are ready to start negotiations. this comes a day after the worst loss on wall street so far this year. the dow plunged more than 300 points reacting to the election. not the election of mr. obama specifically but the concern that the two political parties would be too bitter to reach an agreement before the economy hits the cliff. there's less fear this morning thanks to speaker boehner. democrats want tax breaks for the rich to expire as a way to pay down the debt, republicans don't. they would like tax breaks to expire for everybody or nobody. but this morning boehner said he'd be ready to talk about certain loopholes which may cause the rich to pay more. >> it will be an interesting year. >> even had a purple tie on which might be a blending of the red and the blue. >> really? >> we'll take any thing. >>> 6:18 today. they
NBC
Nov 9, 2012 5:00am PST
prevent the rest of the fiscal cliff from happening this year. we've heard also from house speaker john boehner, the republican leader, who said they're open to new ideas, new revenue, but not necessarily by raising taxes. he will speak before the president today and clarify what he meant by new revenue was boosting the economy so people make more money. when you pay your taxes, more money goes to the federal government. a temporary truce not necessarily calming wall street but there is a report from the congressional budget office that says if they don't do something, we could be looking at 9.1% unemployment next year. >> all right, tracie potts, thank you very much. >>> 5:44. mountain view police say more arrests are coming following a first of its kind drug bust in the silicon valley. marla tellez joins us in our newsroom with more on the bust and what really made this one unique. >> reporter: yeah, the drug itself is what made this bust unique. it's called dmt or dimethyltryptamine. we can show you what it looks like. here it is in its final crystal form. it is a hallucinogen natura
CSPAN
Nov 10, 2012 6:00am EST
] >> president obama and john boehner talking about congress and the fiscal cliff. them live at 7:00, your calls and comments on "washington journal." >> i want my fiction to be intensely journalistic. unless you get out and look at what is going on these days, you are going to miss the things that are influencing yourself that everybody else. >> best selling author tom wolfe is live sunday from miami but ferret international. he will discuss "back to blood." he will answer questions from the miami audience. sunday at 6:00 on c-span 2. >> to these are the casualties of the spirit, the troubled in mind, man their damaged emotionally. since it requires special therapy. headdresses is -- >> now you are deep sleep. we are going back. we are going back now. we are going back. >> one of the most important procedures is group psychotherapy. here under a psychiatrist's guidance, the patient learns something of the basic cause of his distress. >> i would like to get some illustrations of how one's personal safety would stem from childhood safety. >> i kept it to myself. >> this weekend on c-span 3's " am
NBC
Nov 9, 2012 4:30am PST
what house speaker john boehner meant this week when he signalled his party is open to creating new revenue. >> boehner's position is exactly where it was a year ago, two years ago, four years ago. don't raise taxes, have pro economic growth and government will get more revenue. >> reporter: boehner also speaks today. >> what we have to watch for is whether the speaker and the president are on entirely different planets. >> reporter: but a fiscal truce won't calm wall street. >> it will create uncertainty going forward until everything is determined in the new congress. >> reporter: thursday the congressional budget office predicted if congress doesn't act, unemployment could hit 9.1% next year. tracie potts, nbc news, washington. >>> as tracie mentioned, that fiscal cliff could end up trigger a rise in unemployment. for a more in-depth look at the possible recession that could be causing, we turn to jackie deangeles live at cnbc headquarters. good morning, jackie. >> reporter: good morning, jon. ratings agency standard & poor's says that it sees a 15% chance the u.s. will go over t
CSPAN
Nov 9, 2012 2:00pm EST
nation earlier on some of the economic issues facing the nation. house speaker john boehner responded to the announcement. he said in his statement -- senate minority leader mitch mcconnell has also released a statement, and here is a portion. >> if there is a mandate in yesterday's results, it is a mandate for us to find in a way to get it to work. in the weeks and months ahead, we face a series of tremendous challenges and great opportunity. >> the american people want us to work together. democrats want us to work together. republicans want us to work together to in bank they want a balanced approach. >> the newly elected congress starts work in january but the current congress still has work to do in the lame duck session. work is expected on the impending fiscal cliff. follow all of the floor debates starting tuesday with live house coverage on c-span and the senate on c-span2. >> c-span in by its middle and high school students to send a message to the president through a short video. for a chance to win the grand prize of $5,000. the competition is open to students grades 6 throug
CSPAN
Nov 7, 2012 11:00pm EST
blueprint for what he tried to do with john boehner and is a very blueprint and the policies he has to consolidate them? i just don't buy the notion that we have no idea what is going to do. i think we have a pretty good idea. >> he didn't tell us. >> well, which he likened to say? spinnaker they can to tell us what he thinks that the budget and how to do it the fiscal cliff. >> well, now we are in that. so we'll see if he does that. i do think that romney told us that he would do with that either. >> i think you're right on that. we agree on that. >> model to me as health care reform, where barack obama never told us exactly what he wanted. he did do what bill clinton did and put a proposal on the table. i think that's what we're going to see. does the president put out an immigration proposal? bessy embracing symbols or variant or does he bring everyone into the white house in bipartisan leadership and come up with something behind closed doors that can pass. we do know the answer. this is where blaise is right. we don't know the approach of the president. either one could work, eith
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Nov 16, 2012 2:00pm EST
are, because as we speak, the president is meeting with john berner, the first face-to-face talks, and in december of 2010, you plant -- you called norplant the moment of truth. two years later, what moment are we in as boehner enters? >> this is a magic moment, i really do. it is a moment when our generation has a chance to do something about this problem that we created. it is our generation that got us into this mess, and we ought to get ourselves out. we got a good chance. you got a second-term democrat president who has come out and said he is willing to put entitlements on the table. big deal. you've got a speaker, a republican speaker, who really gets at, who really understands the depths of the problems we face, and he has come out and said we are going to put revenues on the table. big move. he got at least half the members of the senate already saying they will support a balanced plan, which makes a lot of sense. we have got the business community lined up firmly against -- for doing something smart, and i guess most importantly, we got this fiscal cliff where if we go o
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